It’s time to fight those post-Christmas blues,
But where to go and what to do?
If you’re in need of inspo check out our list,
There’s lots going on that can’t be missed!
After a few magical days at home surrounded by loved ones, you may all be ready to get out for one last unforgettable adventure before the end of 2023! Check out our tops picks of things to do in that awkward time between Christmas and New Year!
🦁For Animal Lovers🦁
London / Whipsnade Zoo
Wrap up warm and get out for an adventure at your local ZSL Conservation Zoo – London or Whipsnade! Spend a day in the wild with incredible animals and learn all about their lifestyles and habitats, this is the perfect family adventure to end the year with!
Dartmoor Zoo’s amazing collection of animals means you’ll have a fun educational day put getting up close and personal with their wild residents! Hang with the adorable meerkats, or learn some incredible facts about their big cats!
Heading to your local SEA LIFE after Christmas will be an ambient and educational experience for the whole family. Get up close with thousands of species from the deep blue sea and spend the day surrounded by all sorts of amazing creatures from penguins to piranhas!
The Dare Skywalk
If you’re brave enough (and your Christmas dinner has definitely gone down!) then take on the thrilling challenge of climbing the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for breath-taking views and a challenging adventure! You’ll make the climb to the top with your dream team where you can celebrate your achievement, what a way to end the year!
BBC Earth Experience
There’s no better way to spend the last few days of the year than looking back and appreciating everything you’re grateful for. A day at the BBC Earth Experience will show you just how incredible our planet is, now that’s something to be grateful for! Step into this immersive experience where little ones will marvel at the sights and adults will feel a new sense of wonder.
Journal back in time to the cave age and explore the underground cave system of Cheddar Gorge You’ll see fascinating cave formations as you explore the caverns that tell a rich tale throughout history. And if you didn’t eat enough cheese over Christmas, visiting the home of cave-aged cheddar will certainly satisfy your appetite!
🏆Games & Challenges🏆
This one is ideal if little ones need to let off some steam after Christmas and learn some new skills before the new year! Welcome to the child-sized KidZania city where children can have a go at living in the adult world in a fun and inventive way! They’ll get a taste of different jobs, as well as earning KidZania currency to teach them the value of money, all in the most exciting and fun-filled way!
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
Feeling ready for a challenge! Set your sights on the outrageously popular 90s TV show and head into The Crystal Maze yourself for a thrilling experience of puzzles, games and challenges! You” have to work as a team, especially when you reach the Crystal Dome at the very end!
If you and your family fancy a real game of Mario Kart after playing all Christmas, head to Chaos Karts in Manchester for the UK’s first live action video game experience that combines real-life racing with augmented reality! This thrilling ride will throw you into a virtual racing experience, so get ready to race friends and family members to the finish line!
🎄Keeping It Festive!🎄
Castle Howard Christmas in Neverland
If you’re craving even more Christmas after the big day, there’s nothing quite like Castle Howard’s Christmas in Neverland event which will keep the festivities going for longer! Go on a journey with Peter Lan and Tinkerbell through never land as they sprinkle festive magic throughout the stunning castle and transform it into a winter wonderland.
LEGOLAND® at Christmas
Experience the magic of Christmas at LEGOLAND® by visiting after the big day! Who ever said the festivities can’t continue into the new year?! With dazzling decorations, selected rides open, and exclusive seasonal activities, the whole family will enjoy this exciting day out.
Longleat The Festival of Light
Light displays are extra special at Christmas and New Year, but nowhere does a light display quite like Longleat! This years theme at The Festival of light will take you through the world of Narnia and to the palace of the Ice Queen! Explore beloved tales such as Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and many more on this immersive trail suitable for all ages.
🗺Being A Tourist!🗺
The London Eye
Soar to new heights and see the London skyline from a new perspective on a beautiful winters day on board The London Eye. You’ll be transported into the clouds where you can for see miles and miles across London, imagine all the Christmas lights you could see once dusk arrives!
Big Bus Tours
If heights aren’t your thing, see the marvels of London from the ground and from the comfort of a Big Bus tour seat! Sit back and relax as you journey through London’s iconic landmarks either on a daytime trip, an evening tour, or an extra special Christmas Lights tour where you can see the very best displays in the city!
Blackpool Tower Eye
A beach walk is a classic Christmas/New Year activity, but if yours happens to be at Blackpool seafront, don’t miss out on a climb up the iconic Blackpool Tower Eye! You’ll see for miles across the sea with this breath-taking view that all ages can appreciate, and if you’re brave enough to walk across the glass floor you’ll see the height that you’ve climbed to!
Enjoy all the fabulous attractions waiting to offer you a memorable day out and a grand end to 2023! We hope you had a magical Christmas and your New Year is just as wonderful! Xx
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